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[ cheers and applause ] "jimmy fallon," happening right [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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-- captions by vitac -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: thank you very much, everybody. thank you so much. welcome. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." you guys, happy tuesday. did anyone read this? a new study found that radiation from wi-fi is hurting trees. yeah. that's right. looks like environmentalists are calling it the worst assault on trees since george bush and sarah palin became authors. [ laughter ] that's what they're saying. environmentalists are saying -- [ cheers and applause ] that can't be right. sarah palin's new book "america by heart, reflections on family faith and flag" came out today. it has just over 300 pages and just under 900 made-up words. [ laughter ] you got to check it out. you got to check it out. "presiduciary." [ laughter ]
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super. [ laughter ] better than super. you guys should know about this. the tsa has issued some special holiday themed packing tips for travelers before thanksgiving weekend. yeah. they say not to bring food, sharp tools or any shred of dignity. [ laughter ] they said, "don't bring any of those." [ cheers and applause ] the tsa has special holiday theme packing tips. of course, i'm wary of any packing tip that include the note "tuck it to the left." [ laughter ] what does that mean? what does that mean? >> steve: packing tips. >> jimmy: this is pretty weird, you guys. i read that for thanksgiving, white castle has published its own stuffing recipe. [ light laughter ] which features ten original sliders as the main ingredient. [ laughter ] the only catch is that first you have to get the turkey really,
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really high. [ laughter ] hey, the big royal wedding has been set for april 29th, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] it's exciting. and get this, i heard snoop dogg is going to perform at prince william's engagement party. and in exchange the queen will have to change the name from the royal crown to the crown royal. [ laughter ] [ applause ] check this out. a new study found that dogs are smarter than cats because they're friendliness has helped them develop bigger brains. yeah. cat people would complain about the findings, but that would involve interacting with other humans. what? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] finally, bill clinton is raising money for charity by auctioning off a private dinner with him and three of your friends.
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when asked what the cause was, he was like, "'cause hillary's out of town. that's the cause." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] we have a great show. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, everybody. we got a great show tonight. the beautiful jessica simpson is here! [ cheers and applause ] very, very good. very talented. she's got so much stuff going on, new album, new fiancé. she's got a new clothing collection. we'll talk about it all when she gets out here. of course, we have the one and only, the governor of new jersey, chris christie is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] he's a good man for doing this. and we got some great music from the very talented, i'm glad she's coming back, regina spektor is here. [ cheers and applause ] i love her too. you guys we pride ourselves on being a positive show here.
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always looking on the bright side of things, but, of course, there's two sides to every story. tonight we take a look at those stories and issues making headlines today and weigh the good with the bad in a segment we call "pros and cons!" ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: tonight's "pros and cons" topic -- holiday travel. [ whip sound ] [ light laughter ] thanksgiving is coming up. one of the biggest travel days of the year. lots of people heading out. so let's take a look at the pros and cons of holiday travel. pro -- millions of people will be flying this holiday season. con -- each one is fully prepared to kick the back of your seat during the entire flight. [ laughter ] pro -- when it comes to traveling for a holiday family reunion, getting there is half the fun. con -- leaving there is the other half. [ laughter ] to be fair. so, take care. thanks. pro -- yeah, it's a nightmare,
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but you just got to try to get through it as best you can. con -- that was the "tv guide" review of "skating with the stars." [ laughter ] "yeah, it's a nightmare. just got to try to get through it as best you can." pro -- flying home for turkey day is fun. con -- until a tsa worker grabs your giblets. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] pro -- the airport's crowded, but everyone's in the holiday spirit. con -- for every unit of holiday spirit, the airline charges $25 extra. [ laughter ] that's how they get you. [ cheers and applause ] pro -- over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go. con -- this is insane. can't we just put grandma in a home? [ laughter ] "i go over the river and through the woods. there's a windy -- joking me?" "it's just not safe for you anymore, grandma. [ laughter ]
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it's called comfortable breezes." [ laughter ] pro -- realizing your patdown at the checkpoint wasn't that big a deal. con -- realizing you're driving and not flying and that was a toll booth collector. [ laughter ] they're not supposed to touch you. their arms shouldn't come -- they're not suppose to. they shouldn't come in the vehicle. nope. pro -- many car gps units comes with preloaded celebrity voices. con -- you have to get directions from sting. ♪ you missed your exit on the interstate ♪ [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: that's the only one? >> jimmy: what did he say? ♪ you missed your exit on the interstate ♪ [ laughter ] >> steve: no other celebrity? ♪ now i have to recalculate [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: the voice says a bunch of things. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: there we go. pro -- tsa agents who handle pat-downs in a mature, professional manner. con -- passengers who say "go slow, don't rush." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] pro -- you'll have to sit in a cramped seat for several hours next to a screaming child and a fat, old man. con -- you'll have to do the exact same thing once you actually get to your thanksgiving dinner. [ laughter ] that wasn't even a pro in the first place. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: that's like a con and a con. >> jimmy: and finally -- pro -- home sweet home. con -- xanax, sweet xanax. [ laughter ] there you are, everybody. those are the "pros and cons." [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with "audience suggestion box." come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] what's cooking at applebee's?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. you guys, it's time to announce this week's "late night" twitter hashtag. so today, in honor of thanksgiving, i went on twitter and started a hashtag called "my family is weird." for example, i tweeted out, "on thanksgiving, my mom would make every family member slap the turkey before it went in the oven." [ laughter ] which is true. i don't know why she made us like -- slap -- and we were little kids, like, slapping this frozen turkey. i don't know. but it was -- it always tasted good. this is where you guys come in. go on twitter. tweet out something weird or crazy about someone in your family, and be sure to include the hashtag "my family is weird." thanksgiving themed ones would probably be preferable, but up to you guys. i will look at all of them and
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put some of my favorites on the show tomorrow night. so tune in. you might see your tweet on the show. it will be fun. [ cheers and applause ] i guarantee you. as you guys know, we're always striving to get better here at "late night." harder, better, faster, stronger. [ laughter ] so before every show, we put out a suggestion box for the audience just to get some feedback about what you guys think of the show and things you like to see us do, that kind of stuff. so tonight, let's look inside the audience suggestion box. here we go. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: first one here. could be you, sir. no, it's not. it's from laura stern. she said, "hey, jimmy, could you move a little to your left? thanks." sure. there you go. [ laughter ] "hey, jimmy, i work for
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land o' lakes, the company that makes the butter and margarine and stuff. it would be awesome if you could have the roots come up with a catchy little jingle for land o' lakes." sure, why not. questlove, can you come up with a jingle for land o' lakes? >> questlove: yeah, i got one. give me a hand. >> two, three -- ♪ ♪ oh, yeah [ laughter ] ♪ say girl i got something for you ♪ ♪ i want to give you land o' lakes butter ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ so silky so smooth ♪ ♪ land o' lakes butter makes it real good ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: pretty good. that was pretty good, buddy. >> tariq: hey, jimmy, that was good. but can i give it a shot? [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: okay, tariq. go for it. ♪ ♪ land o' lakes a few of my favorites you made famous ♪ ♪ pancakes plain toast broccoli and danish ♪ ♪ mac n' cheese wasn't mac n' cheese until it got you ♪ ♪ when i try to substitute i can't believe it's not you ♪ ♪ i love you on my waffles make it hot, boo ♪ ♪ i love the way you make my popcorn pop too ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was great. >> that was good, jimmy, but -- >> jimmy: that was great. >> i think i can top that. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: excuse me? >> i really think i can top that one. >> jimmy: well, if you think you can, go for it. i mean -- [ cheers and applause ] ♪ land o' lakes ooh, ooh, ooh land o' lakes ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ >> land o' lakes. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's the one! land o' lakes, you have your
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theme song. that's the one. that was it. this is from sharmilla singh. it says, "jimmy, can you have a guy who's never eaten a salad come out and eat one for the first time on live tv?" sharmilla, i'm glad you asked. it just so happens that one of our writers, deetch, has actually, actually never eaten a salad in his life. we always make fun of him. but let's make him eat one right now. come on out here, deetch. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: deetch, this is the moment of truth here. >> i know. >> jimmy: we're not doing a bit or anything right now. you've never actually had a salad before? >> that's right. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: why is that? why have you never had one? >> i don't know. i just never had one. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: do you not eat vegetables? you don't like vegetables? >> i don't like vegetables that much, but i've had, like, green beans. [ laughter ]
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also, my dad is like -- my dad is 56, and he's still never had a salad, so maybe it's genetics or something. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i don't think it's genetics but maybe -- so you just never had one around the house? all right. >> no. >> jimmy: are you nervous? >> a little bit. >> jimmy: all right. [ laughter ] it's time for you to have one right now. let's bring out the salad. let's see -- we're going to be -- hey, how are you doing there, buddy? >> good. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: deetch, that's booner. deetch -- all right, in front of you is a salad made with baby spinach, walnuts, goat cheese and chicken, topped with a light olive oil and sea salt dressing. now, i should tell everyone that this was his request. [ laughter ] why is this your request of the first salad you're going to eat? >> i saw my girlfriend eating a baby spinach salad, and i was like, "i think i could do that." [ laughter ]
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>> jimmy: then you added -- you added goat cheese and walnuts? >> walnuts i think for a crunch. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: okay. okay. understood. >> jimmy: all right. are you ready to eat it? >> i think so. >> jimmy: all right. go for it, buddy. [ drum roll ] first salad he's ever had, everybody, right here. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] that was it? >> i'm still swallowing it. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that was your first ever salad. what do you think? >> it was pretty good. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right, there you go. give it up for deetch, everybody. that's it, right there. hey, went for another bite. went for another bite.
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he's taking it away. he's taking it with him. he's taking it with him. good man. [ cheers and applause ] deetch ate a salad. let's do one more, you guys. this one here is from kevin thomas. he says, "jimmy, i used to love that disney cartoon "gummi bears" as a kid. can you have someone dressed as tummi gummi come out and sing a stirring rendition of the "gummi bears" theme song? turns out we're prepared to do just that. tummi gummi. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> what's up ladies? ♪ my gummi berry juice. ♪ ♪ oh, dashing and daring courageous and caring
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playful and friendly with stories to share ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, james. ♪ ♪ all through the forest they sing out in chorus marching along as their song fills the air ♪ ♪ gummi bears bouncing here and there and everywhere high adventure that's beyond compare ♪ ♪ they are the gummi bears they are the gummi bears ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> who wants some gummi bears? ♪ >> jimmy: all right. give it up for "the gummi bears." that's all the time we have for "audience suggestion box." we'll be right back with jessica simpson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest this evening is a talented performer and super fun girl whose new album "happy christmas" arrives just in time for the holidays. please welcome the lovely jessica simpson, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> hi. >> jimmy: very nice.
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[ cheers and applause ] jessica, welcome to the show. >> thank you. it's my first time on your show. >> jimmy: i'm so happy that you're here. this is great. >> i know. me too. >> jimmy: fantastic. you were a little sick yesterday. >> i was. >> jimmy: i'm so happy you're feeling better. >> i was projectile vomiting. it was fun. >> jimmy: that's great. me too. >> but today i feel better. you gave me some chicken noodle soup that healed my soul. >> jimmy: chicken soup for the soul. i want to say congratulations on your engagement. >> thank you. i'm very, very happy. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. holy molly. wow, wow, wow. whoa! wow. >> very exciting. >> that is gorgeous. oh, my gosh. >> it was a big shock to me. i had to sit down on his knee because i was so shocked. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> yeah. i mean, i said yes first. >> jimmy: where was it? >> it was at my house. we actually met at my house, so it was romantic that he asked me at my house. because that's my little safe haven. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, your house. did you have any idea he was going to do it? >> i had no idea.
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but he had talked to my dad. he had talked to my mom. he even talked to my sister. >> jimmy: everyone knew. >> everybody knew but me. >> jimmy: how long did they know for? >> about three weeks. yeah. >> jimmy: they kept a secret. >> yep. >> jimmy: oh, man. >> he kept the ring hidden in a shoe somewhere in my house. >> jimmy: see? >> yeah. >> jimmy: that's what you got to do. you got to keep the ring somewhere -- like, "i know it's in that shoe somewhere." and then -- did he have a speech all written out, and did he start crying? >> no, no, he didn't have anything written out. we did shed a couple tears of joy. >> jimmy: that's so good. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i broke down like a baby. >> did you? >> jimmy: yeah, it was awful. she couldn't even understand what i was saying. "when two people meet." [ laughter ] she was like, "forget about it." [ applause ] it was awful. just awful. [ laughter ] we're going to both be in the thanksgiving parade, the macy's thanksgiving day parade, this thursday. >> you got to give me some tips. [ cheers and applause ] i've never done this before. >> jimmy: it's going to be fun. me, you and kanye. it's gonna be fun. >> it's something that i've never done before but i watch every year. >> jimmy: have you ever spent thanksgiving in new york?
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>> no, it's my first time. >> jimmy: you're going to freak out. it is the greatest -- new yorkers are the nicest people. but they come out. they fill the streets. you're on a giant weird float. >> yeah, mine is, like, a morton salt float. >> jimmy: what? >> dancing muffins. [ laughter ] yep. >> jimmy: are you sure you're on the same parade? wait, what? the morton salt girl float. >> yeah. >> jimmy: is she a balloon, the morton salt girl? >> doesn't she have an umbrella? >> jimmy: yeah. >> i heard it was going to rain, so it might come in handy. >> jimmy: that would be perfect. i heard it is going to rain. it's a long parade. it's a three-hour tour. >> yeah. ♪ a three hour tour >> jimmy: but it's super fun. you have to go down. you're going to do that and perform some songs off the album. >> i am. the single. it's called "my only wish." >> jimmy: "my only wish," you're going to perform that. >> you know, i don't know if we're supposed to give away those details. >> jimmy: what? >> am i the only person they're making lip sync? >> jimmy: no, no. >> that's, like, a known deal? >> jimmy: you have to lip sync. there's no way you can travel --
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>> i don't really know how. i'll be really off. >> jimmy: i'm a comedian. i don't care if i lip sync. i'm going to sing the gummi bears theme. so i don't know. >> that was amazing, by the way. >> jimmy: he was great. he was a good guy. it's a great christmas album. i love christmas albums. but tell me a little bit about the story -- "i'll be home for christmas," a duet with john brit. >> yes, i went out to the persian gulf and went on the "uss truman." and they had this thing called "truman idol," and i got to pick the winner. and the winner got to sing on the record with me. and we're also doing the rockefeller tree lighting together. >> jimmy: that's so cool that you do these things. >> he got to come home for christmas, which is great. >> jimmy: that's so nice. [ cheers and applause ] you've always done so much. >> he's got a huge family from memphis. >> jimmy: how long have you been doing uso stuff? >> really long time. probably since 2001 maybe. >> jimmy: yeah. i remember that you used to do that all the time. it's very cool that you do that. i was talking to your fiance backstage. he is a vegan now? >> yes, he is. after getting out of the nfl, he
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went to this healer and is very -- he's very healthy. >> jimmy: he's afraid of getting fat. >> i don't -- >> jimmy: what happens is, you leave the nfl and you're used to working out and running and tackling dudes all day. >> right. >> jimmy: and then when you don't, you just sit around and eat wings all day. [ light laughter ] >> for me, i mean i'm from texas, you know. i fry a steak. so -- >> jimmy: deep fried steak. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you do. are you making a turducken? >> no. no, no, no. well, for thanksgiving, we're having to make a tofurkey. a tofu turkey. >> jimmy: i don't know. >> doesn't sound right. it's gonna be, like, jiggly and weird. >> jimmy: it's not going to be a jell-o turkey. can you deep fry it or anything? [ light laughter ] >> i'm sure. can you? i don't even -- you can eat fried stuff as a vegan, right? >> jimmy: yeah. >> i have those vegan patties i can eat with him sometimes. >> jimmy: man, in the shape of meat? >> anything i can dip in ketchup. put a whole pound of ketchup.
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>> jimmy: think whatever. >> it is amazing. when he cooks vegan, it's good. >> jimmy: yeah. well, i mean, there's tricks and all that stuff. i got to have turkey. >> and his family is going to be with us, and they're vegan vegetarians too. >> jimmy: oh, no. >> i know. [ laughter ] it's like be -- >> jimmy: this is delicious and then -- >> it's like we eat, like, all casseroles and giblets and -- >> jimmy: you're going to be eating that before you -- before you have dinner, you already have dinner. so you have a secret dinner at your house. >> exactly. >> jimmy: i want to show everyone this. you're going to be going to macy's, and your stuff is kicking butt over there, the jessica simpson collection. look how pretty. >> very proud of the collection. >> jimmy: look at that. ooh la la sassoon. [ light laughter ] >> it's something my mom and i get to do together. >> jimmy: you do this with your mom? >> yeah, and we have 22 different licensees, so it's a lot of product.
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we just released denim, which is exciting. >> jimmy: it's exciting, yeah. >> i heard you're a fan of jeggings. >> jimmy: i am a fan of jeggings. what are jeggings? jeggings are -- jean leggings? >> a jean that's a legging. and then meggings are man jean leggings. >> jimmy: i do not wear meggings. i just wear normal pants. >> i'm kidding. >> jimmy: what are shooties? >> shooties are a shoe and a booty. >> jimmy: they're like slippers? >> they're really cute, yeah. >> jimmy: really? >> high heel, like, booties but look like a shoe. they come across as a shoe. i know. >> jimmy: did you invent that? >> maybe. >> jimmy: "i don't know, maybe." >> maybe the jessica simpson collection is first to come out with a shootie. i doubt it. >> jimmy: how is your sister doing? >> she's great. bronx had his second birthday, and that was fun. everybody was getting their faces painted. he was so cute. he was batman. >> jimmy: did you ever play games with your sister growing up like tic-tac-toe or anything like that? >> my sister is more competitive than i am. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but -- >> jimmy: she would try to go for the win. >> i would kind of let her win. >> jimmy: yeah, well how about tonight if i challenge you to tic-tac-toe, will you not let me win and try to win? >> i think that i could try and
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win. i'm pretty good at tic-tac-toe. >> jimmy: let's see what happens. when we come back, jessica simpson and i are playing "late night" party monkey tic-tac-toe. see you after the break. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: everybody, i'm back with the great jessica simpson. she's one of the world's foremost tic-tac-toe players. we're about to square off in the "late night" version of the game called "late night" party monkey tic-tac-toe. [ cheers and applause ] these are the guys, they're called the "late night" party monkeys. look at these dudes. they're in a cage, all ready to go. and what you do is -- here's how they work. you put your fingers like a peace sign -- make them hang towards you. >> this way. okay, sorry about that. >> jimmy: i think you did -- >> i did it. >> jimmy: then you go this way and pull his tail, and then you just aim it at the audience. >> i don't have it right. [ cheers and applause ] i can't. >> jimmy: nice one. >> how do you do it? i'm going to break my finger. >> jimmy: don't hit your face. let go. [ laughter ] like this. like this. >> wow. [ sad tuba ] >> jimmy: here you go. make a peace sign. >> okay. >> jimmy: put one mitten here and one mitten here like this dude. >> and -- okay. >> jimmy: and then you turn around and you -- pull his tail. >> oh.
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wow, i'm really good at this, jimmy. okay. >> jimmy: there you go. >> am i going to get it? >> jimmy: watch your fingers, though. [ laughter ] just let go of it. >> jimmy: let go of the tail. i don't want you getting hurt. let go of the tail. >> jimmy: yes! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ here's the deal. >> i think you might win. >> jimmy: i think i might win. we might have you two steps closer. let's give it a shot. here with go. let's listen to a track from your christmas album, the single you're doing for the parade. >> yeah, sing it over and over. >> jimmy: dancing muffins. picture that. [ light laughter ] >> you can make it in a hole? in the bucket? >> jimmy: i think so. [ laughter ] just let go of the tail. don't let go of his arm. >> wait. hold on, okay.
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>> jimmy: i'm gonna try -- we can eventually get to just throwing them in there. that's what i do. that's what we've done before. >> or place them? >> jimmy: we can place them in the hole. yeah. i know. all right. getting better. >> okay. [ laughter ] dang it. >> jimmy: whoever gets one in first, wins. >> okay. [ laughter ] oh, man. >> jimmy: oh! >> i like this tic-tac-toe idea. oh. [ applause ] obviously i'm not very good. or you. you're not very good either. [ laughter ] wow. >> jimmy: go for it. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] that was close. i had none left. >> that was pure luck.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. in january, our next guest was sworn in as the 55th governor of new jersey. all the way from across the hudson river, please welcome the garden state's own governor chris christie, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you for coming on the show. i appreciate it. we just recently started talking to each other over twitter. >> yes. >> jimmy: because you were -- i made a joke about new jersey. >> an evil joke. >> jimmy: it wasn't an evil joke. >> awful. awful, evil joke. >> jimmy: here it is.
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>> yeah. >> jimmy: new jersey governor chris christie has canceled a train tunnel between new york and new jersey. as a result, new yorkers will have to get to jersey the same as always, by accident. [ laughter ] [ applause ] it's a funny joke. everyone is laughing. [ laughter ] anyway, thank you for coming. [ laughter ] thank you. look, i'm sorry. i apologize. [ light laughter ] i love new jersey. i'm sorry. >> you think it's funny, jimmy? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no. i'm sorry. i don't think it's funny. >> do you know what we do to people like that in jersey? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i will not make that joke again. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i apologize. >> i'll be watching. >> jimmy: thank you. i did like your tweets. they were very funny and very cool. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i have a question. your parents name -- you have a baby boy, and they go, "i'm going to name it" -- last name is christie. >> right. >> jimmy: "for a first name, we've got to call him chris." >> right. >> jimmy: that's cruel. >> well, yeah, parents have a sense of humor. >> jimmy: chris christie. >> there is a story about it. >> jimmy: what is it? >> my grandfather's name was james christopher. my uncle's name was james christopher, and my aunt and mother were pregnant at the same time. i got born first, so my father wanted to name me after my grandfather. he went to the hospital with my
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uncle and said, "i'm gonna name him after dad." and my uncle said, "no you're not. i'm james christopher jr. my son is going to be james christopher iii." so for four days, my parents couldn't agree on a name. and so finally, we were getting ready to leave the hospital, they're like, "you got to name him." they said, "what about the opposite, christopher james?" and they never thought about -- >> jimmy: that it's chris christie. >> right. so i got home, my grandmother picked me up and said, "look at little chris christie." and my mother said she was ready to pass out. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that was it right there. >> and by the way, my uncle, two daughters. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. are they named james? you never know. >> both of them, actually. >> jimmy: completely. i think you're a very -- you're on the twitter, you're on the youtube, the facebook. i think it's cool that you're that connected. do you like doing it? >> yeah. >> jimmy: you do? >> i do. >> jimmy: when did you start? >> when i started campaigning. >> jimmy: yeah. >> you know, they -- because i was a prosecutor before. so probably being on facebook wouldn't be the greatest thing in the world. but when i started campaigning, you know, folks said to me you should really try this. and now they actually let me have, you know, twitter on my iphone. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i do it myself.
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and i look at things. i tweet back and forth, and it's fun. >> jimmy: you get into some heated debates sometimes. >> yes, i do. >> jimmy: over twitter and everything. >> yeah, i'm not messing around. >> jimmy: i like that. i think it's good that you do that. that's pretty cool. >> yeah. >> jimmy: the big rumor that everyone's been talking about is that you might run for president. [ cheers and applause ] i mean -- >> no chance. >> jimmy: no chance. >> no chance. >> jimmy: at all? >> no. why would -- >> jimmy: you can always change your mind. >> i guess i could. [ applause ] people happy about that. hopefully they're from new jersey. here's the thing. why would i want a less powerful job than the one i want now? being the governor of new jersey is -- >> jimmy: pretty powerful guy. >> it's it, it's great. >> jimmy: you a came in at a good time. you've done a lot of good stuff. >> we're trying. we inherited a mess, and we're trying to fix it. but i'm having fun while i'm doing it. >> jimmy: you didn't like the tunnel thing there because it was too expensive. >> it was too expensive, and new jersey was going to pay for 70% of the cost of the thing. costs were overrun $2 billion to $5 billion. new york was paying nothing for
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it. >> jimmy: yeah. and you know it always goes over budget. you have a guy come fix your house. it's like, "oh, it's close to $2,000." cut to $10,000 later. >> that's right. when you're talking billions, jimmy, it's a lot. and new york was paying nothing. and there's nothing new jersey hates more than getting screwed by new york. [ laughter ] [ applause ] there's nothing. >> jimmy: i guess so. >> so i was on pretty safe grounds. and that's why, when you made the joke from new york about new jersey, made me tweet. >> jimmy: yeah. yeah. i was expecting a horse's head to be -- >> be careful. >> jimmy: exactly. but all right. so president out. >> out. >> jimmy: vice president? >> out. >> jimmy: come on. >> can you see me as anybody's vice president? >> jimmy: you and sarah palin. >> who would be that poor -- >> jimmy: you and sarah palin. this is it. what do you think of sarah -- do you think sarah palin could do it? >> be vice president? >> jimmy: yeah. be president? >> well, you know. who knows, jimmy. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's an amazing world. >> jimmy: crazier things have happened, i guess. >> i don't know. but it's an amazing world. >> jimmy: okay. [ laughter and applause ]
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okay. all right. i'll take that it's an amazing world. well, i can't -- you can't be more popular right now. everyone just loves you. i appreciate you coming all the way over to our show and coming on with us. you saw we did "pros and cons" earlier? >> yeah. >> jimmy: i was wondering if you would like to do the pros and cons of being governor of new jersey. >> i would love to do that. >> jimmy: will you help us out? >> i will. >> jimmy: all right, here we go. you'll go first. here we go. pro -- you get to appear on cool tv shows like "late night with jimmy fallon." con -- >> "the real housewives" won't return my calls. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, that's true. they won't return mine either. [ light laughter ] pro -- you've helped clean up new jersey's water supply. con -- >> except that "jersey shore" hot tub. i ain't going near that thing. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: that's a smart move. that's a filthy cesspool. you have to hose that thing out. >> by the way, all those people, from new york. >> jimmy: come on. >> they are. they're all from staten island. >> jimmy: come on. [ light laughter ]
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not sammi sweetheart. how about sammi sweetheart? >> please. well, one. okay. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i know my "jersey shore." >> the situation now. >> jimmy: they're getting a statue built for them in times square. [ light laughter ] finally, pro -- you're the boss of new jersey. con -- >> oh, who am i kidding? bruce is the real boss of new jersey. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there you are. that's "the pros and cons." governor chris christie, thank you so much for being here. regina spektor performs next. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest just released a cd/dvd "live in london." tonight she's performing the song "dance anthem of the '80s" with a little help from the roots. please welcome back to the show regina spektor, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ you are so sweet
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dancing to the beat ♪ ♪ there's a meat market down the street the boys and the girls watch each other eat ♪ ♪ you are so sweet so sweet dancing and moving ♪ ♪ to that beat that beat there's a meat market down the street ♪ ♪ the boys and the girls watch each other eat the boys and the girls watch each other eat ♪ ♪ when they really just wanna watch each other sleep they want to watch ♪ ♪ to watch each other sleep, sleep, sleep sleep they want to watch ♪
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♪ to watch each other sleep, sleep, sleep you are ♪ ♪ so sweet once more you are ♪ ♪ so sweet >> solo! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i went walking through the city like a drunk but not with my slip ♪ ♪ showin' a little like a drunk but not and i am one of your people ♪
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♪ but the cars don't stop and i am one of your people but the cars don't stop ♪ ♪ it's been a long time since before i've been touched now i'm getting touched ♪ ♪ all the time and it's only a matter of whom and it's only ♪ ♪ a matter of when an addiction to hands and feet there's a meat market ♪ ♪ down the street the boys and girls watch each other eat when they really just ♪ ♪ wanna watch each other sleep an addiction to hands and feet ♪ ♪ there's a meat market down the street the boys and girls watch each other eat ♪ ♪ when they really just wanna watch each other sleep they want to watch ♪ ♪ to watch each other sleep, sleep, sleep sleep they want to watch ♪ ♪ to watch each other sleep, slesl


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